My Month in Writing: May 2021

I set zero goals this month. How did that pan out?

After setting (and meeting) my “publish 20 stories this month” goal in April, I decided to set aside specific expectations for May and just keep up a regular writing practice.

Surprisingly, I maintained decent momentum even without specific numeric goals this month. It felt good to release expectations a little, even if I did feel a bit dulled and tired towards the end of the month, like I’ve run out of things to write about. I think we all know that feeling now and again, though, so I’m not considering my lack of specific goals responsible.

I managed to write and publish 23 stories in May, even with what I put out in April. I’ll highlight some of my favorites below, if you’d like to check them out!

Mental Health/Chronic Pain


Books and Reading


  • I finally finished drafting up this article about my daily 3-card Tarot and Oracle spread, which helps me get the creative juices flowing in the morning by tapping into my intuition

So, there’s my highlights for this month! It’s been a surprisingly productive goal-free writing month, and I also began drafting my first memoir (!!).

In addition to all the writing fun, I also jumped into Bookstagram by creating an account for Your Book Friend. What a lovely little corner of the internet the #Bookstagram community is!

Heading into June, I’m excited to put up the recap of the best books I read in May, and even more excited to reflect on the first half of the reading year!

I can hardly believe we’re nearly halfway through 2021. How has your year been so far, in writing and in life?

Thanks so much for catching up on my month in writing! If you’re feeling generous and would like to support my continued writing endeavors, I’d be so grateful if you bought me a coffee.

Pittsburgh-based writer & wearer of many metaphorical hats. Making words about self, health, books, travel, and more! She/her.

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